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Get all the latest from Florida as the British stars compete in the 2022 Miami Open.
- Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof lost 7-6(5), 6-4 to Hubert Hurkacz and John Isner in the final
- Cam Norrie lost to Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth round
- Salisbury is set to become the new world No.1 from next week
- Check out the full draw and results here
Day eleven - Skupski and Koolhof lose close final in Miami
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof finished runners-up in the Miami Open men’s doubles – losing 7-6(5), 6-4 to Hubert Hurkacz and John Isner.
The British, Dutch duo remain second in the race for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin after reaching their first Masters final together.
The win marks back-to-back Masters doubles titles for Isner, lifting the trophies at both Indian Wells and Miami this month.
Skupski and Koolhof lost their one and only chance to break at the start of the opening set before the big serving Pole and American edged a close tie-break.
Opportunities came and went again in the second set for Skupski and Koolhof, missing out on a further three break points at 1-1. Hurkacz and Isner stepped it up again from there, only losing three points on serve for the rest of the match, before sealing the trophy on their first and only break point of the set.
Neal Skupski is just one match away from winning his first ATP Masters title, after he and Wesley Koolhof booked their place in the Miami Open final.
The British, Dutch team – who could finish the week as the top ranked team in the race to the Nitto ATP Finals – beat Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 6-1, 3-6, 10-5 in the semi-finals.
They will play top 25 singles stars John Isner and Hubert Hurkacz in the final.
A dominant first set saw Skupski and Koolhof win 92% of points on their first serves and claiming a double break, making it difficult for the Italians to get a foothold in the match.
But Bolelli and Fognini bounced back in the second and dealt a hammer blow in breaking to love for a 5-3 lead.
After the Italians served out the second set, they went to the deciding match tie-break. Skupski and Koolhof had been on the winning side of four of the six match tie-breaks they’ve played this season and added another to their tally with an early double break, which set them up to complete their victory.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram bowed out of the Miami Open quarter-finals to Hubert Hurkacz and John Isner 7-6(7), 6-3.
Salisbury’s recent results, coupled with an early exit from Mate Pavic this week, will still see him reach world No.1 for the first time on Monday.
In a close opening set, the British, American duo had break point opportunities at 3-2 and then a couple of set points in the tie-break, but were unable to capitalise. The big serving team of Hurkacz and Isner dug deep to stay in the contest and won three consecutive points from 7-6 down in the tie-break to win the set.
Hurkacz and Isner had to stave off their opponents efforts to break at the start of the second and managed to get their own breakthrough in the second and eighth games to seal the victory in an hour and 32 minutes.
Cam Norrie's hopes of reaching a fifth consecutive ATP quarter-final came to an end against world No.8 Casper Ruud on Tuesday.
Ruud - who was recently announced as one of the first names at this year's cinch Championships - won 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 34 minutes.
The sixth seed took hold of the match from the start, boasting an impressive 85% of points won on first serve throughout. He needed only one break in the opening set at 2-1 to stretch ahead and take the lead.
A double break to go 5-2 ahead suggested the match was all but over, but Norrie hit back to force Ruud to serve for the match again at 5-4. But this time there was no hesitation, with the Norwegian sealing the victory on his third match point.
Norrie is next due to play at the Monte-Carlo Masters from 9 April.
Britain's doubles success continues as Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof booked their place in the semi-finals against Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov.
The British, Dutch team needed just one hour to beat the Doha finalists 6-2, 6-1.
The pair has given up few opportunities on serve all tournament, giving up only one of the 16 break points they've faced, including four against Bopanna and Shapovalov.
They secured a brace of breaks in both sets as they cruised to their first ATP Masters semi-final.
Next up they will play Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini for a place in the final.
Cam Norrie booked his place in the fourth round at the Miami Open with a 6-3, 7-5 win over France’s Hugo Gaston in an hour and 52 minutes.
Norrie will take on sixth seed Casper Ruud in the last 16 for a spot in his fifth consecutive ATP quarter-final.
After losing his first service game of the match, Norrie sprung to life, capturing a double break of his own to go 4-2 in front. The British No.1 held his nerve facing more break points and managed to serve out the set 6-3.
Norrie dominated the start of the second set – dropping only five points on serve and clinching a pivotal break for a 5-3 lead. Gaston saved six match points as he levelled the scores at 5-5, but Norrie hit back with an instant reply, breaking the Frenchman and seeing out the victory.
"It was one of those days where it was tough to close it out - I was a little bit stressed there," he told Amazon Prime Sport.
"I was really happy with how I responded to getting broken, he's a tricky guy. You feel like you need to be really aggressive otherwise he's going to throw in a drop shot at any moment. I think that's something I need to work on."
Joe Salisbury and Neal Skuspki secured their places in the quarter-finals with a pair of straight set wins in Miami.
The win means Salisbury will become the new ATP men's doubles world No.1 on 4 April. He will become the third Brit to reach the the number one ranking in the Open Era - joining Andy and Jamie Murray.
Second seeds Salisbury and Rajeev Ram will play top 25 singles stars John Isner and Hubert Hurkacz, while Skupski and Koolhof take on the in-form Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov after they upset top seeds Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic.
Salisbury and Ram defeated Feliciano Lopez and Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 7-6(2) in a second round match decided by fine margins.
Both sides were solid on serve throughout the match - Salisbury and Ram winning 97% of points on first serve - but after missing a couple of break point opportunities at 5-4, the British America duo got their reward at 6-5 to edge in front.
Lopez and Tsitsipas didn't manage to set up a single break point in the match as the second set went the distance. In the tie-break, Salisbury and Ram took a commanding 5-0 lead, leaving no way back for the Spanish, Greek pair.
Skupski and Koolhof's pursuit of a first ATP 1000 Masters title continues with the British, Dutch duo defeating Pedro Martinez and Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 7-6(8).
Skupski and Koolhof - who have won three titles already this season - wasted no time in racing to a 3-0 lead and only needed one break to see out the set.
Martinez and Sonego saw off four break points in the second set to force a tie-break. The sixth seeds went 5-1 up but ended up having to defend a set point, before finishing the match on their third time of asking.
Heather Watson, Dan Evans and Andy Murray were knocked out in tricky third and second round matches at the Miami Open.
Watson – who won three-set battles against Arantxa Rus and former world No.3 Elina Svitolina in the opening rounds – bowed out to 22nd seed Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-1.
The British No.3 showed promising signs at the beginning of the match, taking advantage of an erratic start from Bencic to lead 4-2.
The 2020 Olympic gold medallist soon found her feet and immediately broke back to level the scores. At 4-4, a double fault, followed by an unforced forehand error from Watson gave Bencic the break she needed to eventually see out the set.
Bencic’s strong finish to the first set carried on throughout the rest of the match – the Swiss No.1 won eight of the last nine games to round off the victory in an hour and 27 minutes.
Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka came from a set down to beat 27th seed Evans, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Evans piled the pressure on Nishioka from the start of the match, setting up break points on the world No.96’s first two service games. With the scores at 3-3, the Brit finally got his breakthrough, closing out four consecutive games to take the lead.
But an early break from Nishioka in the second set proved a turning point in the match. He held serve to level the scores at one set each and managed to break Evans three times in the decider to see out the match.
Murray bowed out to world No.2 Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-2 at the Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday.
Medvedev dominated on serve throughout – the 2022 Australian Open runner-up didn’t face a break point in the match and only needed a break in the third game to seal the first set.
Medvedev won 73% of points on Murray’s second serve in the second set to claim back-to-back breaks and with it, the match.
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram came through a battle of the Brits against Lloyd Glasspool and Michael Venus 7-5, 6-4 to reach the second round.
Next they will face Acapulco champions Feliciano Lopez and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Glasspool and Venus had the chance to serve out the opening set at 5-3 but the two-time Grand Slam champions came back to win the next four games on the bounce.
Salisbury and Ram got off the perfect start in the second set and raced to a 5-2 lead before closing out the match in an hour and 15 minutes.
Cam Norrie is through to the third round of the Miami Open after a tough 7-6(5), 6-4 win over fellow Brit, Jack Draper.
Norrie – who is potentially set to move into the world’s top 10 at the end of the event – will play France's Hugo Gaston in the third round.
20-year-old Draper leaves Miami having picked up his first ATP 1000 Masters win over Gilles Simon earlier in the week and looks likely to reach a new career high ranking himself.
Familiar practice partners at the National Tennis Centre, the Brits were evenly matched in the opening games, going blow for blow with one rally reaching 37 shots.
A couple of unforced errors off Draper’s forehand at 3-2 gifted Norrie the break – but with the world No.12 serving for the set at 5-3, he took his first break point of the match to get back in contention.
Despite giving up a set point, Norrie wrestled with the 20-year-old to set up a tie-break, where he showed great presence around the net. At 6-5, a wide forehand stretched Draper out of position, setting the 10th seed up for the killer volley – first set, Norrie.
In the second set, Draper came close to capitalising on a shaky start from Norrie, missing out on three break points at 1-0 up.
Norrie had to grind hard to earn himself a first break point of the set and counted his luck as his opponent’s volley rippled the net. Draper had two break points opportunities to claw his way back into the match, but in the end, Norrie’s experience saw him through a close match.
It’s not easy coming in against Jack, he’s such a big talent and hits the ball well on both sides," Norrie told Amazon Prime Sport.
"I think I managed to play the big points a little bit better than he did and I think that was the difference in the end.
"I’m excited to see how he can do in the future – I think if he can play week in week out, he’s going to have a very good career and I’m sure he can get easily top 10 for me.
"I feel good here in America and I like the conditions, so I just need to keep taking care of everything and hopefully tick that No.10 box soon."
Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof got off to a winning start in Miami with a 7-6(6), 7-5 win over Lloyd Harris and Matwe Middelkoop,
In a match of fine margins, Skupski and Koolhof edged the defining points. They came back from 6-4 down to win the first set tie-break and managed to save 10 of 11 break points throughout the match.
They will play either Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar or Pedro Martinez and Lorenzo Sonego.
However, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were on the wrong side of a close match with Federico Delbonis and Maximo Gonzalez - losing 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-8.
Heather Watson and Andy Murray ended up on the winning side of a busy Thursday schedule at the Miami Open, while Emma Raducanu lost a nail-biting second round clash.
Watson fought from a set down to knock out 15th seed Elina Svitolina 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) in the second round of the Miami Open.
Having lost the first set, despite holding a 4-2 lead, Watson bounced back in the second, winning 81% of points on first serve to level the match.
A nervy third set saw Watson miss out on the opportunity to serve it out at 5-4, but the Brit kept her composure to battle through the tie-break.
"I love this tournament. I've been coming here for so long, I feel like it's home,' she said in her post-match interview with Amazon Prime Sport.
"I'm really happy that I'm coming back into form this year. I was just thinking at the end that my fitness got me through that match."
The victory takes Watson through to the third round for the first time since 2016, where she will play 22nd seed Belinda Bencic.
Murray set up a second round match against world No.2 Daniil Medvedev after defeating Argentina's Federico Delbonis 7-6(4), 6-1.
Murray - a two-time former champion in Miami - didn't give up a break point opportunity all match as he and Delbonis went toe-to-toe in the first set all the way to a tie-break. The former world No.1 won four consecutive points to close out the set and from there, he was able to take control of the match.
He broke Delbonis three times in a commanding second set performance as he eased his way into the second round.
Murray and Medvedev have played only once before in Brisbane back in 2019, where the Russian won 7-5, 6-2.
Raducanu however, finished on the wrong side of of a tight battle against Katerina Siniakova - losing 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in just under three hours.
The US Open champion dominated the opening exchanges and even had a chance to serve out the match at 5-4 in the decider, but couldn't get over the line.
After breaking back to level the score at 5-5, the Czech star found the confidence to close out the match with eight of the next nine points.
Jack Draper claimed his first ATP Masters victory with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Gilles Simon.
The 20-year-old will now take on fellow Brit Cam Norrie in the second round. The pair last faced each other in the quarter-final at the cinch Championships last year, with Norrie leaving the victor.
After an exchange of breaks in the first set, Draper capitalised on a poor service game from Simon to edge ahead 6-5. Serving for the lead, Draper kept his cool and a wayward return from the Frenchman gifted the first set to the young Brit.
It was one way traffic in the second set - an early double break in a series of tight games, saw Draper take a 4-0 lead. The Brit saved six of seven break points faced in the match and refused to let the former world No.6 back in the match, taking the victory in an hour and 48 minutes.
“I trusted all the work that I’d done in especially the last six months and yeah, came through today," he said in his post match interview with Amazon Prime Video.
"I still need plenty of time to get used to this over the course of my career but it’s a good start today.
“Cam is a great guy. I play with him a lot when we’re back in the UK and I’m really looking forward to that match.
“It’s going to be a tough one because I think he might be top ten this week, I’m not too sure but he’s doing incredibly well at the moment so it’s a good challenge for me to see where I’m at.”
Heather Watson returns to action today against 15th seed Elina Svitolina, while Emma Raducanu makes her Miami debut facing Katerina Siniakova.
Andy Murray also begins his Miami Open campaign against Federico Delbonis for the chance to take on world No.2 Daniil Medvedev.
It was all smiles for Heather Watson, who came from a set and 4-1 down to beat Arantxa Rus 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4.
The win marks the first time Watson has progressed to the second round in Miami since 2016 - where she battled her way into the last 16.
Despite having the chance to serve out the opening set at 5-3, they ended up going to a tie-break, where Watson lost her final three service points, giving the Dutch star the lead.
It looked like one way traffic when Rus got off to an early break in the second but the British No.3 pulled off a stunning comeback to win six of the next seven games.
With the final set in the balance at 4-4, Watson dealt the killer blow, breaking on her second chance in the game and serving out the victory.
She will go on to play former world No.3 and 15th seed Elina Svitolina in the next round - who was defeated by fellow Brit Harriet Dart in Indian Wells.
Jack Draper is in action on Wednesday against France's Gilles Simon.